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Harvest Haven Happenings July 16, 2015

Posted on July 16, 2015 by Jeannie Vanpopta


"Life on a farm is a school of patience; you can’t hurry the crops or make an ox in two days."
▪ Henri Alain

Fresh From the Garden

The gardens are lush and growing vigorously!

Besides all the baby lettuces and spicy greens, we have green garlic, garlic scapes, baby potatoes, pungent onions, teeny zucchinis, and aromatic herbs.

Downtown Farmers' Market

Catch us at the Downtown Farmers’ Market every Wednesday, from 10:00 AM till 3:00 PM.
If you would like us to bring in a few things from the store that we don’t have at the market, please let us know a couple of days before.

Taking Orders for Fresh BC Fruit

Blueberries and Cherries are here. The report is that the crops are very nice this year. The weather has been warm and dry in BC.
Let us know what you need and we’ll call when we have your order.

Sale Items

Harvest Haven Ground Beef – Sale $5.49/lb for 3 lbs or more Reg. $6.99/lb (See Recipe Box)
Harvest Haven Beef Breakfast Sausage – Sale $7.99/lb Reg. $9.25/lb
Harvest Haven Baby Beets with Greens – Sale $2.49/bunch Reg. $3.00/bunch
Harvest Haven Baby Swiss Chard - Sale $2.49/ bag Reg. $3.00/bag
Frozen Organic Bananas - Sale $1.49/lb Reg. $1.99/lb (See Recipe Box)

The Recipe Box

Harvest Haven Hamburgers

1 lb ground beef
1/4 c dry bread crumbs
1 egg
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 to 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 clove garlic, minced
Dash Worcestershire sauce
Small handful of chopped (fresh or frozen) cilantro
Mix all together (don’t over mix because it makes the hamburgers tough).
Shape into patties.
Barbecue on hot grill 4 – 5 minutes or until moisture comes to the surface of the patty on the first side.
Flip and barbecue 4 minutes or until desired doneness on second side.

Chocolate-Nut Banana Bread/Muffins

1 c mashed bananas (2 medium extra-ripe or frozen bananas)
2 c flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 c butter
1/3 c honey
2 eggs
1 c chocolate chips
1/2 c walnuts, chopped
Puree bananas to make 1 cup.
Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
Melt butter and honey. (These can be creamed together if you prefer.) Beat in eggs, one at a time. Blend in pureed bananas. Blend in dry ingredients only until just mixed. Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts. Spoon into well-greased loaf pan or muffin cups.
Bake at 350°F 50 – 55 minutes for loaf or 15 – 20 minutes for muffins.
Let loaf stand in pan for 10 minutes. Turn onto wire rack to cool.
Makes one loaf or 12 muffins.

Down on the Farm

Martin and James have been working with a dilapidated baler – one that was in a condition of decay or partial ruin by neglect and abuse - trying to get the hay done between showers and breakdowns. They were learning patience.

Kurt Vonnegut’s statement summed up their frustrations: “Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.”

Victor said, “My experience of farming has been more the case of always something fixing me.”

The guys bought a “new to them” baler – still some work on it to be done. But, here’s how they feel.

Doesn’t this remind you of Pharrell Williams’ Happy?

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